Books from the Backlog #168

Posted June 17, 2021 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 9 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #168The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
ISBN: 9781492623441
Published by Entangled Publishing on January 19, 2016
Genres: Books & Reading, Coming of Age, Fiction, Literary, Literary Criticism, Small Town & Rural, Women
Pages: 394
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Once you let a book into your life, the most unexpected things can happen...

Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds that Amy's funeral has just ended. Luckily, the townspeople are happy to look after their bewildered tourist—even if they don't understand her peculiar need for books. Marooned in a farm town that's almost beyond repair, Sara starts a bookstore in honor of her friend's memory.

All she wants is to share the books she loves with the citizens of Broken Wheel and to convince them that reading is one of the great joys of life. But she makes some unconventional choices that could force a lot of secrets into the open and change things for everyone in town. Reminiscent of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, this is a warm, witty book about friendship, stories, and love.

Why did I add The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend to my bookshelf?

I think that I picked this book up at a thrift store sometime in the past couple of years. I love books about books and I thought that this story was unique enough to be very interesting. Some of my Goodreads friends loved this book and others hated it. Hopefully, this one will be a winner for me.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?

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9 responses to “Books from the Backlog #168

  1. I hope you have better luck with this one than I did. I struggled with it, but maybe if I had given it more time, it would have grown on me.

  2. Books about books, I love that. I hadn’t really thought about it before, but yeah, I like those too. I hope you’re able to get around to it soon.